After the successful introduction of the Breesaap tripel, the owners of beershop Zeewijck in IJmuiden decided to ask the Muifelbrouwerij to develop a second unique beer. A Belgian-style dark ale was developed, slightly spicy (with hints of coriander) and not to sweet for its style. The name, 1851 Bik & Arnold dubbel is inspired by the history of IJmuiden: the brothers in law Bik and Arnold are the owners of the nature reserve Breesaap in the 19th century. An important milestone in the history of IJmuiden is when they make parts of the Breesaap lands available for construction of the North Sea Canal.
The eight beer of the Muifelbrouwerij with a unique recipe was launched on Monday January 30th in a local cafe in IJmuiden (Grand Café Kruiten). It was quite a party, all attendees were highly enthusiastic about the 1851 Bik & Arnold dubbel. It’s currently on draft in several local cafes.